Mark B. Cohen (Pennsylvania)
|Pennsylvania State House District 202|
|1974 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||41|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||June 10, 1974|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Master's||Lebanon Valley College 2000|
|J.D.||Widener School of Law, 1993|
|Date of birth||06/04/1949|
|Place of birth||New York City, NY|
Cohen earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970. He went on to receive his JD from Widener School of Law in 1993. He then earned his MBA from Lebanon Valley College in 2000. He later attended Graduate Work at Temple University, Gratz College, and Pennsylvania State.
Cohen was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a special election on June 10, 1974. He has served in that position since. From 1993 to 1994, he served as Democratic Majority Whip.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cohen served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• State Government, Democratic Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cohen served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Human Services, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cohen served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Intergovernmental Affairs|
|• State Government|
|• Urban Affairs|
Cohen ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 13th District. Cohen is running in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.
Cohen ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 202. Cohen defeated Numa St. Louis in the Democratic primary on April 24 and was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Mark Cohen Incumbent||100%||21,832|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Mark Cohen Incumbent||63.5%||3,597|
|Numa St. Louis||36.5%||2,064|
Cohen won re-election to the 202nd District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 202|
|Mark Cohen (D)||13,732||100.0%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 203|
|Mark B. Cohen (D)||22,049||100.0%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Cohen received $43,126 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mark B. Cohen (Pennsylvania)'s campaign in 2010|
|Pennsylvania Association For Justice||$4,500|
|Pennsylvania Education Association||$2,500|
|Cohen, Mark B||$1,975|
|Florence Cohen For Council||$1,500|
|Fox Chase Cancer Center||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$43,126|
|Mark Cohen (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$0||$1,000||$(1,000)||$0|
Cohen has a wife, Mona Getzes.
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- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Rep. Cohen
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Mark Cohen on Twitter
- Pennsylvania Department of State, Official Primary Results
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 26, 2012
- 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- Official 2008 state house election results from the Pennsylvania Department of State
- Follow the Money - 2010 donations
- Federal Election Commission "Mark Cohen Summary Report," Accessed July 22, 2013
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